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Wedding success, Canberra does us proud.

By Pommy bastard - 19 August 2010 15

You may remember this thread, about a mad mate of mine from the UK, who was coming over to ‘Berra, to get wed in August. Well the wedding was on Monday, (yes Monday,) and the whole thing went off so well, I thought I’d give due thanks publicly.

First up, and biggest, thanks to Hope Bolte of the Marque hotel. We had planned the wedding ceremony to be at the Carillion, but due to the rather inclement weather we’ve had of late, we had to fall back onto “plan B”, and hold the ceremony at a room booked at the hotel. Hope was so obliging , courteous and understanding, as were the rest of the hotel staff, and made sure the day went smoothly and was special. Not only did she smooth the way for us, but she also ensured the room for the wedding night was done out appropriately, and made very romantic,  and that little extra touches (Champaign etc) were on hand. I cannot praise the Marque enough.

Secondly, Jenny, the celebrant, who quite possibly had never had such an odd wedding to run, was the epitome of cool calm understanding, and again went out of her way to ensure a seamless ceremony.

Next up, the Hyatt, for afternoon tea, and photos. The staff there were charm personified, the food was superb as was the wine. We also managed to use their gardens for more wedding photos, which added a bit of extra class.

Last and certainly not least, Alto, for the evening meal. Superb grub, more free Champagne, luscious wine, and the staff (Andrew, and a young lady whose name we didn’t catch)  who were excellent and trod the fine line between friendliness and obsequiousness with great aplomb. Our friends were totally blown away by the views and the food etc. (We hadn’t told them you can go up the tower, let alone they would be dining there, just to heighten the surprise.)

So the day was not only a smooth, seamless, success, but was made special and a great joy for all involved.

Couple that in with the usual Canberra “must sees”, the NGA, NMA, War Memorial (there when the jet passed over!) Tidbinbilla, Fyshwick,  Parliament etc,  and I think the praises of Canberra will be spread far and wide on their return to Somerset.

Great, I can relax now….

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15 Responses to
Wedding success, Canberra does us proud.
Kerryhemsley 1:35 pm 25 Aug 10

Michele the Celebrant said :

Good job, Pommie bastard!
What a satisfying end to your story.
Did you happen to notice there were two rainbows on Monday? I’m sure they were a positive omen of prosperity for the newlyweds. (And maybe a colourful marriage?)

Is Michele the Celebrant related to Jenny the Celebrant?

Signed

Kerry Hemsley the Celebrant

Michele the Celebran 11:38 pm 22 Aug 10

Good job, Pommie bastard!
What a satisfying end to your story.
Did you happen to notice there were two rainbows on Monday? I’m sure they were a positive omen of prosperity for the newlyweds. (And maybe a colourful marriage?)

Pommy bastard 8:47 am 21 Aug 10
Pommy bastard 9:40 am 20 Aug 10

They do not have brothels and sex shops in Somerset, and then there’s the wedding night to consider. 😉

ConanOfCooma 8:25 am 20 Aug 10

Fyshwick is a Canberra “must see”?

Seriously? Is the UK that boring?

justin heywood 3:24 pm 19 Aug 10

Holden Caulfield said :

Good. Can we have our Ashes back now please.

Yeah, and we’d like Clive James, Rolf Harris and Kylie back as well, if you’re finished with them. We’ll let you keep Germaine Greer though.

colourful sydney rac 3:20 pm 19 Aug 10

Lazy I said :

prhhcd: Judy Aulich is also an excellent local celebrant.

http://www.your-event.com.au/index.php?action=bio

+1

Pommy bastard 3:03 pm 19 Aug 10

Holden Caulfield said :

Good. Can we have our Ashes back now please.

I’m afraid not.

Lazy I 2:59 pm 19 Aug 10

prhhcd: Judy Aulich is also an excellent local celebrant.

http://www.your-event.com.au/index.php?action=bio

Holden Caulfield 2:48 pm 19 Aug 10

Good. Can we have our Ashes back now please.

Pommy bastard 2:46 pm 19 Aug 10

prhhcd, it was Jenny Grierson, highly recommended!

http://www.weddingsbyjenny.com.au/

mutley 2:17 pm 19 Aug 10

If they’re from Somerset of course they’d be impressed!

Did they bring cider? I miss home-brewed cider from my time in Dorset

prhhcd 2:00 pm 19 Aug 10

Can I ask who the celebrant was? We are trying to find someone. Many thanks!

Pommy bastard 1:46 pm 19 Aug 10

Why, many thanks old bean, it make such a difference to know that.

astrojax 1:03 pm 19 Aug 10

ooh ahh, oi’m right chuffed grand time were ‘ad!

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